Paul McCartney reportedly once handed someone £2 to go buy a bottle of whiskey.
Biographer Barry Miles explained that although McCartney desperately wanted to be “normal” and not lose touch with regular folk, he had a sense of reality that came about from being famous for too long.
Miles described a specific incident in which McCartney wanted to throw a party and was instructing a roadie to go buy a bottle of whiskey. “I remember just a few years ago when I was at his studio, he asked one of the roadies to go out and buy him a bottle of whiskey, because he had people coming over, and he gave him £2,” he said. “And the roadie said, ‘Well, it’s gone up since then, Paul.’”
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